no time for chatter - let's jump in, shall we?
First up: teacher gifts and MIM tags. Oh, and some chalkboard art. No holiday is complete in our home without a decorative chalkboard... I mean, if we're being honest, that wall-of-chalk is as much for me as it is the kids...
Back to the tags. I used PTI's tag sale 5 die to cut these tags, and they open up to reveal a little christmas message to each teacher in Thomas' preschool. The tags themselves are all 1 layer tags. I had fun using masks and layering stamps to make it interesting, but still non-bulky.
I created 4 designs, and made the little gingerbread tag twice - he's so cute :)
Inside the jars? A homemade hot chocolate mix, topped with a layer of milk chocolate chunks, mint chocolate, and chopped up candy canes, topped with a layer of jumbo marshmellows - yum!
Thomas also gave each of his little friends a tasty treat - and I don't know if this exists on any blog out there, but I think it's pretty genius. I made some gingerbread cookies, then melted some hersey's candy cane kisses and spread a layer of the melted chocolate on each cookie. The mint and gingerbread combo is delicious! And they look so festive - although the color scheme is a bit girly for Thomas to be handing out... I only thought about it afterwards... hee.
Not to be outdone, Sofia filled 22 of these long cello bags with holiday-colored jelly beans.
The toppers were simple enough that she could actually do the work all by herself (except the stapling). I think she did fantastic!
If you made it all the way through, whew! Thanks for looking!